5.0 out of 5 starsGive it a spin before you out it!
15 October 2018
Never been a great lover of this recent obsession of releasing original mixes and outtakes but I make an exception in this case as the whole package is so much better than the origin release. I agree with another reviewer that it is Primal Screams own Exile on Main Street. What could be wrong with that?
I can’t tell you how much I love this album, it’s what should have been released originally before George Clinton got his grubby mitts on it. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of Funkadelic, but he took all the soul out of it. Now it’s back as Tom Dowd recorded it in Memphis, and it’s so much better for it. This isn’t a money-grab, this is the best the Scream have sounded. And on 45rpm vinyl it knocks your socks off with the vocals and brass at the forefront. It’s the best record the Stones never made, and that’s a compliment.
Shorn of the half baked instrumentals and funky jams of the original The Memphis version reveals what I always suspected. There's a fantastic Stones album hidden in there. Maybe not as Exile as I was hoping but still fantastic.
Vinyl review- Absolutely brilliant, fantastic pressing and great mix. Don’t listen to people saying it’s a faulty pressing, it plays perfectly at 45rpm (although states 33rpm on label). A very different animal to the original release, a lot more soulful, a true Tom Dowd record. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.